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Other Vehicles / Re: New cars. JDM life.
Luckily the JDM Legacy GT got the EJ20X that isn't as prone to HG failures.  It's fairly quick too.  The Nissan is pretty nice but those seats are definitely made for skinny people, lol.  They are a bit tight on me.

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User Rides / Re: My 86 Cougar (2.3T swapped) thread (long and lots of pics)
Haven't updated in a year and a half.... oops. 

I moved to Japan and haven't seen the car since September.  I don't expect to see it again for some years.  I will have paid thousands more in storage fees than the car is worth by the time I get back to it, 😆

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User Rides / Re: My 86 Cougar (2.3T swapped) thread (long and lots of pics)
Finally time for an update!

The car was looking fairly beat so I decided to freshen it up with some new paint.  I'm still same ol' cheap me so it was back to the rattle can.  It didn't lay down as smoothly as the black did but I love the color combination.  I might go back and do some more to it but it's good enough for now.X
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User Rides / Re: My 86 Cougar (2.3T swapped) thread (long and lots of pics)
The wheels were a total pain to get done.  That's part of why it tool me two years to finish them.

The paint that was on them was super stubborn and took many rounds of aircraft stripper and a pressure washer to remove.  Even that didn't get it all and I had to go through every corner of every opening with little pick to scrape out whatever was left.  I felt like a dentist, lol.

Once I was happy with them the painting and polishing went decently quick.

I didn't like the Ford center caps that I had so I had my wife make me some center cap decals with her Cricket and they turned out amazing!

Shopping for 15" tires kinda sucks these days due to limited sizes.  I ended up with Uniroyal Tiger paw tires in 225/60/R15.  I'm ok with them.
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User Rides / Re: My 86 Cougar (2.3T swapped) thread (long and lots of pics)
The coolant was about 12 years old, from when I put the car together.  I've only driven it 3000 miles in those 12 years.

I picked up a set of wheels from Lodemia back in 2017 when I picked up the Turbo Coupe for my son.  I wanted a set of these for a really long time and he gave me a good deal on them. 

They needed a bunch of work but I'm happy with them.
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User Rides / Re: My 86 Cougar (2.3T swapped) thread (long and lots of pics)
I'm trying to get some more updates posted on here and I'm a little behind.

After not driving the Cougar for a year and a half it's time to do some work.  First thing I had to do was change the water pump which had been leaking a little bit. 

The coolant was a little discolored and that black stuff coming from the bolt holes stunk bad, lol.